This term our Christian value is
Deuteronomy 31. 6: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will
be with you wherever you go.
2 Timothy 1. 7: For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love and self-‐discipline.
Jesus lived in the assurance that his Father God would provide all that he needed. This gave him the courage to face even the cross. At Barrow CE school, the words from the book to Timothy (see above) guide the way we approach any challenges that face us.
Learning from Jesus, we recognise that taking a moral stand or tackling a challenge will require courage but we also know that we can pray for God’s strength and his help.
As a community, we explore the Christian belief that almost anything is possible because God is for us. We therefore encourage one another to reach our God-given potential and participate in artistic, sporting and cultural activities that take us outside of our comfort zone.
As a Church of England school we take inspiration from those who have been uncompromising in standing for justice and have been true to their Christian faith in the face of persecution. We celebrate individuals such as William Wilberforce and Elizabeth Fry who through courage and perseverance have influenced the political and social life of Britain, and those such as Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela who have also powerfully informed our values and culture.
Please find a home school values sheet attached to support our work on courage.